Brad Keselowski must win one of next two races

Brad Keselowski is back in a familiar spot ? essentially needing a win to advance to the next round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.He pulled off a near-lmiracle with a last-lap pass at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19 to move to the...

Finish line is in sight in NASCAR

Even if the new format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship doesn't deliver a race-winning champion, it clearly has changed the timbre of the playoffs.Three weeks...

Tony Stewart is confident in Kevin Harvick's Chase chances

...consistently had one of the fastest cars all season, has been backed into a corner in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.Matt Kenseth spun him on a restart Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where Harvick finished 33rd. It dropped him to last...

Jamie McMurray surprise winner of Sprint Cup pole at Martinsville

...qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with...Kenseth, who are both in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, qualified second...remaining drivers scheduled to compete for the Sprint Cup title in the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead...

Points still crucial in new NASCAR format

...worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title."Riding around and being...was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship last week.His victory...year never get a shot at hoisting the Sprint Cup.

Kevin Harvick must make up ground

...behind all the other title contenders, in today's race on the Virginia short track. Because the rest of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field is starting in the top 13, Harvick won't have much time to avoid being lapped.His Stewart-Haas...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. earns emotional victory at Martinsville

...Martinsville, and came a week after he was eliminated from NASCAR's championship race.No longer a participant in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, he had nothing on the line when he raced hard in the closing laps with teammate Jeff Gordon.Gordon, who is still in...

Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman hope to continue surprising runs at title

...predicted would still be eligible at this stage of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Both capitalized on poor performances by...the champion at the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead, where the Sprint Cup will go to the highest finishing driver of the four.Edwards...

Chase moves on without big-name drivers

...TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch all were knocked out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.Johnson and Earnhardt knew they had to win the GEICO 500 to move on to...

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup pole for Saturday night race at Charlotte

...top starting spot for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race. Denny Hamlin, his JGR teammate...elimination format in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Four drivers are eliminated...sitting out three following the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr.Trevor Bayne...